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Colocasia esculenta (Taro, Coco Yam, Elephant Ear)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 42549



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Colocasia esculenta
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Bulb
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
  • Poisonous
  • Subtropical
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • Summer
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Cordate
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Suitable For edit
  • Bog Garden/Waterside
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Shade Garden
  • Tropical Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Clay / Heavy
  • Boggy
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Yellow/Gold
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • Leaves weep droplets of water when watered indoors (called guttation.) edit | delete
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  purpleinopp (8118)
toni (36069)
Netty (13526)
Green_Numb (3)
  Cayuga Morning (1356)


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 purpleinopp's Garden
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Mrs. Hankshaw's Garden
Netty's Garden
 Donna S's Garden
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Other names for this plant:
Colocasia antiquorum
Arum esculentum



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